This knock-off JiaYu G4 available in China claims to have the same specifications and the G4 Advanced buy costs almost double the price!
When I first arrived in China the local grey markets were flooded with knock of versions of Motorola and Nokia phones, a few years later the first iPhone clones arrived and ever since knock-off Chinese phones have continued to launch.
But a change in trend has taken place in the past 12 months. Instead of targeting large international brands, small Chinese manufacturers are now producing knock-off versions of popular Chinese phones. The first we ever saw was a Meixu M9 clone, then Xiaomi fakes with exploding batteries have become a problem, and now even JiaYu isn’t immune!
This JiaYu G4 clone was spotted by a GizChina reader Loukas on the popular Chinese shopping portal Taobao. According the the specifications the phone features a 1.5Ghz quad-core processor, 4.7-inch 854 x 480 display 8 mega-pixel rear camea and runs Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
Oddly where as the genuine JiaYu G4 is on sale in China from 999-1300 Yuan ($162-$212) here in China this fake is priced at double the price with the vendor asking 1940 – 2060 Yuan ($316 – $336)!
So beware! Fake Jiayu G4 phones are now on sale!